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Leaving a violent and abusive relationship can be hard. It may mean having to move to a new area and having to start life over with a new home, new job and new school for the kids.You may also be short on money and not in a good mental health headspace.

These are only some of the reasons why women stay in an abusive relationship. Leaving the situation can be pretty stressful and overwhelming, especially with little or no support.

How the program can help you

The aim of the Staying Home Leaving Violence program is to prevent you and your children becoming homeless or having to move away from your support system of family and friends, and the school and community where you live.

The program works in cooperation with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator (the violent partner) from the family home so that you and your children can stay safely where you are. It provides a range of support, such as safety planning, improving home security, help in managing finances, support for children, and helping you with the complicated legal process.

The providers of the program understand that it's the violent person - your partner or ex-partner - who is responsible for their own abusive behaviour and is committing a crime by hurting you and or your children.


Women separated from a violent partner but who continue to experience abuse from their ex-partner are a priority for the program. Priority is also given to women who have experienced domestic and family violence before and are:

  • from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • affected by socio-economic disadvantage
  • from culturally and linguistically (language) diverse backgrounds
  • affected by social exclusion
  • who have a disability
  • who are caring for a child with a disability
  • aged 16 to 18 years - these young people will be referred to a service that can help them.

Program locations

The program helps women and their children who live in the following 27 locations across NSW.

Bega02 6492 6239
Blacktown02 9677 1962
Broken Hill08 8088 2520
Campbelltown1800 077 760
Clarence Valley02 6684 4299
Coffs Harbour02 6652 9944
Dubbo02 6883 1561
Eastern Sydney0439 414 673
Fairfield, Liverpool029602 7795
Inverell0417 858 634
0417 786 736 
Kempsey02 4943 9255
Maitland, Cessnock02 4397 1927
Moree02 6752 8027
Newcastle02 4926 3577
Nowra02 4421 7400
Orange1300 384 357
Parramatta, Holroyd02 9636 8437
Penrith02 4721 2499
Redfern02 9699 9036
Tamworth1800 073 388
Wollongong02 4255 5333
Wyong, Gosford02 4356 2600

Information in different languages

The information about Staying Home Leaving Violence can be downloaded and printed out, and is available in 22 languages including English.

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Assyrian
  4. Chinese
  5. Croatian
  6. Dari
  7. Greek
  8. Hindi
  9. Italian
  10. Kiswahili
  11. Korean
  12. Macedonian
  13. Persian
  14. Russian
  15. Samoan
  16. Serbian
  17. Somali
  18. Spanish
  19. Thai
  20. Tongan
  21. Turkish
  22. Vietnamese
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